Planting Seeds of Wellness in Youth (CE Credit Only)
Presenter(s): Jennifer Rapanos, LMSW, RCYT
CE/CPE Credit: Up to 15 credit hours
Licensed Professional Counselors
Licensed Clinical Social Workers
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Learning Level: Introductory
Live Program, to be purchased from Well-Bean
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This is a one-of-a-kind three day training experience for adults who are interested in learning how to bring yoga, mindfulness and social-emotional learning practices into the lives of children. Drawing from the fields of mental health, interpersonal neurobiology, child development and childhood trauma this comprehensive learning opportunity was designed for parents, educators, therapists or anyone who works directly with youth. Through experiential learning, participants will walk away with the knowledge and confidence necessary to teach and foster self-awareness, self-regulation and resiliency skills in children.
- Review the role of the amygdala, prefrontal cortex and hippocampus in relationship to brain development and the stress response system.
- Define Dan Siegel’s “Window of Tolerance” in relationship to children’s behavior and regulation abilities.
- Practice several mindful meditation exercises.
- Define interpersonal neurobiology and demonstrate an understanding of the important role that an adult’s nervous system plays on a child’s developing nervous system.
- Demonstrate knowledge of 5-8 breathing exercises that can be used self-regulation tools with children.
- Identify Kristen Neff’s three components of self-compassion.
- Explain the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors and demonstrate ways to teach children about the connections.
- Demonstrate knowledge of 5-10 yoga poses that can be used as self-regulation tools with children.
- Identify Daniel Goleman’s three types of empathy and how empathic concern motivates us into action.
- Demonstrate knowledge of 3-5 relaxation techniques to use with children as a tool for managing stress.
- Demonstrate knowledge of 5-10 mindfulness exercises for children.
- Explain what it means to be inclusive and adaptive to meet the needs of all youth when sharing yoga, mindfulness and social-emotional learning strategies.
- Discuss how self-regulation techniques help rewire the brain for healing and resilience